Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Altorf or Altdorf, as the name indicates, an ancient town, the capital of the Canton of Uri, near the south end of the Lake of Lucerne. It is the starting-point of the road over the St. Gothard Pass, and, until the railway was made, this position gave it no little business and importance. There is a very large statue of Tell in the market-place.